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Bio of Dr. Susan Heitler

Susan Heitler, PhD, internationally recognized Denver clinical psychologist and author.

Dr. Heitler, whose office suite is at Rose Medical Center in Denver, specializes in treatment of:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • anger
  • narcissism
  • conflict resolution
  • parenting challenges
  • marital difficulties.

Dr. Susan Heitler’s psychotherapy treatment methods

Dr. Heitler helps clients to deal more effectively with the problems in their lives.  She helps them to understand factors from their past experiences that may be impacting their current feelings.  She also coaches communication and conflict resolution skill upgrades to help them handle their current circumstances.

Dr. Heitler explains her treatment methods further in her article on Bump Theory.

Dr.  Heitler is an integrative therapist, which means that she draws from broad repertoire of treatment techniques:

  • cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • psychodynamic explorations of origins of current problems in earlier experiences
  • family systems interventions
  • marriage counseling and therapy for pre-marital couples
  • communication and conflict resolution skills coaching
  • narrative therapy
  • conflict resolution
  • energy therapies such as acupoint tapping (EFT)
  • and more.

In addition to working as a therapist, Dr. Susan Heitler wears a number of related psychological hats.

Books and other publications by Dr. Susan Heitler

Dr. Heitler is best known in the therapy community for bringing understandings of conflict resolution to the professional literature on psychotherapy.

In addition Dr. Heitler has also written multiple self-help books for the general public.

Education

Dr. Heitler graduated from Harvard  University in 1967, and earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from NYU in 1975.

Awards and Accomplishments

From all the marriage therapists in the US, the editors of the master therapist video series Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Disorders selected Dr. Heitler to demonstrate techniques of couple treatment.  Her video from this series, The Angry Couple: Conflict Focused Treatment, has become a staple in marriage therapist training programs.

The editors of the Psychologist Desk Reference selected Dr. Heitler to write the chapter on Treating High Conflict Couples.

Dr. Heitler’s 1997 book The Power of Two (New Harbinger) has been translated for publication in six foreign language editions for readers in China, Taiwan, Israel, Turkey, Brazil and Poland.

Dr. Heitler was invited to give the keynote address in Beirut, Lebanon at the 2015 1st Pan-Arab Psychology Conference.

Dr. Heitler is frequently interviewed in magazines such as Fitness, Men’s Health, Women’s World, and Parenting.  Her cases have appeared often in the Ladies Home Journal column “Can This Marriage Be Saved?”

Denver TV newscasters interview her for perspectives on psychological aspects of current events.

In May, 2004 Dr. Heitler appeared on the CBS Early Show where anchor Harry Smith introduced her as “the most influential person in my life—my therapist.”  He encouraged his viewers similarly to seek therapy when they feel  distressed and pre-marital counseling when they are contemplating marriage.

A U.S. Healthy Marriages Initiative grant enabled Dr. Heitler and her associates to produce an interactive online program for teaching marriage communication and conflict resolution skills.  Hundreds of couples have benefited from this fun, low-cost, high-impact methods of teaching the skills for a strong and loving marriage.

Personal

Dr.  Heitler and her husband of more than 40 years are proud parents of four happily married adult children and grateful grandparents of over a dozen grandchildren.

For more information

Visit my psychologytoday.com blog at http://psychologytoday.com/blog/resolution-not-conflict

Visit my prescriptionswithoutpills.com website with handouts and videos for feeling better when you feel distressed.

 

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